The Boston Celtics came close to adding Blake Griffin as an in-season acquisition this year, but ultimately lost out to the Brooklyn Nets — at least partially due to internal badmouthing. Now it appears as if the Cs may once again be in competition with the Nets this summer to acquire the service of yet another multiple-time All-Star big man.
With a Kevin Love breakup looming in Cleveland this offseason, the one-time NBA Champion is apparently calculating the next step in his career. According to Erik Slater of The Nets Report, if the five-time All-Star has his way, that next step would culminate in a move to Brooklyn.
“According to a source close to Kevin Love’s camp, Love and Kevin Durant will be rooming together during Olympic training camp in Las Vegas,” Slater wrote. “He also added that the Nets are at the top of Love’s list in the event he agrees to a buyout with Cleveland.”
With that said, the Nets aren’t the only team likely to peek their head into the market for the Cavaliers forward. Per Hoops Wire’s Sam Amico, the Celtics are among a bevy of other teams, including the Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat, who are believed to have an interest in adding Love in the event of a buyout or a trade.